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1201 Elm Street

Suite 3500

Dallas, TX 75270

United States

Phone: 214-859-1800

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SWS Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services holding company. The company focuses on delivering a range of investment banking, commercial banking and related financial services to corporate, individual and institutional investors, broker/dealers, governmental entities and financial intermediaries. The company’s principal brokerage subsidiary, Southwest Securities, Inc. (Southwest Securities), is a registered broker/dealer and a member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is also a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and other regulatory and trade organizations. Southwest Securities provides integrated trade execution, clearing and client account processing to approximately 150 financial service organizations, which includes correspondent broker/dealers and registered investment advisors in 29 states and Canada. Southwest Securities serves individual investors through its private client group offices in Texas, California and Oklahoma and also serves institutional investors nationwide. Southwest Securities also extends margin credit and lends securities and manages and participates in underwriting equity and fixed income securities. The company also operates SWS Financial Services, Inc. (SWS Financial), a broker/dealer subsidiary that is also registered with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). SWS Financial is a correspondent of Southwest Securities. The company offers full-service, traditional and Internet banking through Southwest Securities, FSB (the Bank). The Bank is a federally chartered savings bank, organized and existing under the laws of the United States and regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the OCC). Segments The company operates through four business segments: Clearing, Retail, Institutional and Banking. CLEARING The Clearing segment provides clearing and execution services for other broker/dealers (predominantly on a fully disclosed basis). The company’s clientele includes general securities broker/dealers and firms specializing in high-volume trading. In addition to clearing trades, the company modifies its services to meet the specific needs of its clients and offer products and services, such as recordkeeping, trade reporting, accounting, general back-office support, securities and margin lending, reorganization assistance and custody of securities. The company supports a range of clearing clients, including discount and full-service brokerage firms, direct access firms, registered investment advisors and institutional firms. High-volume trading firms trade actively on a proprietary basis or provide services to those customers who trade actively on a daily basis. As of June 30, 2013, the company provided clearing services for two high-volume trading firms. RETAIL The Retail segment includes the sale of retail securities, insurance products and managed accounts. Retail Securities: The company acts as securities broker for retail investors in the purchase and sale of securities, options, commodities and futures contracts that are traded on various exchanges or in the over-the-counter market through its employee registered representatives or its independent contractor arrangements. As a securities broker, the company extend margin credit on a secured basis to its retail customers in order to facilitate securities transactions. Through its insurance subsidiaries, the company holds insurance licenses in 44 states in order to facilitate the sale of insurance and annuity products by its financial advisors to retail clients. Some of its registered representatives also maintain licenses to sell certain insurance products. Southwest Securities is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a non-guaranteed introducing broker and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Southwest Securities is also a fully disclosed client of two of the largest futures commission merchants in the United States. The company’s financial advisors work with their individual clients to create investment portfolios based on th

 

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